Measuring anger or an amorphous construct?
Alumbaugh, R. (1995). Measuring Anger or an Amorphous Construct? Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 11(1), 35-45.
Construct validity of anger or anger-related measures is essential to research on links of anger to illness or to treatment effectiveness of anger management techniques. The purpose of the paper is to examine construct validity of anger measures considering theoretical issues and applications of factor-analytic methods. I have concluded that test developers have used improper strategies to demonstrate construct validity. Recommendations are offered to improve construct validity studies including proper application of factor-analytic methods.